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Use body language to communicate better

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16th October, 2020 16:51 IST

The effective use of body language plays a key role in communication, Sometimes how you move matters more than what you say. Here are five tips for powerful body language.

Focus on the position of your feet
One of her best tips is to watch your feet. A lot of the time, we focus on our upper body or faces, yet our feet reveal more about our emotions than we might think.


Smile it will make you happier
We smile because we are happy. But does it work the other way around too. People who smile, without actually feeling happy, can make themselves feel a lot happier.


Think before you speak
Eye contact is important, but it's hard to maintain eye contact when you have to think. Most of us start talking and look up or down or away and then swing back when ww have gathered our thoughts.


To improve your speech, use your hands
Brain imaging has shown that a region called Broca's area, which is important for speech production, is active not only when we are talking, but when we wave our hands. Since gesture is integrally linked to speech, gesturing as we talk can actually power up our thinking.


To sound authoritative, keep your voice down
Before a speech or important telephone call, allow your voice to relax into its optimal pitch (a technique learned from a speech therapist) by keeping your lips together and making the sounds. And if you are a female, watch that your voice doesn't rise at the ends of sentences as if you are asking a question or seeking approval. Instead, when stating your opinion, use the authoritative arc, in which your voice starts on one note, rises in pitch through the sentence and drops back down at the end.

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